Past Pages for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
October 17, 2013
140 years ago
Carson's Chinatown (continued from Wednesday). There is at the West End, as one might describe it — a small, rude pontificate or amateur bridge, which leads the unwary from the virtuous highway up to the door of a Chinese female boarding house of evil intention; and in the construction of this small bridge we notice that the Oriental architect has made most excellent employment of certain abandoned kerosene cans, having filled them with sand as a mean imitation of masonry, for an abutment of this superstructure (continued Friday).
130 years ago
The eclipse last evening was very poorly attended. Carson has been a bad show town during the last six months. Princess Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins is leading a domestic life in Providence, Rhode Island.
100 years ago
Among the effects of Mrs. Susan West was a letter written by one of the men who were unjustly shot to death at Palmyra during the war. Although he was to be executed within a few hours, his penmanship was almost perfect. The letter, now 51 years old, appeared on the front page of the Appeal.
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70 years ago
Wholesale and retail liquor dealers in Nevada should restrict sales to state consumption says the head of the state liquor tax department. Such a restriction will conserve the dwindling supply of liquor.
50 years ago
Scientific sleuths will fire a nuclear blast near Fallon on Oct. 26 to help learn how to detect the difference between underground bomb tests and earthquakes.
30 years ago
Dug Picking's dream of building a giant old-time sailing ship in the desert to house a casino and restaurant and the largest maritime museum in the west has vanished. And gone is the $1 million invested by hundreds of Nevadans.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.